Our Veterinarians and Staff
Please click on each individual veterinarian or staff member’s photo to learn more about them.
Karen Blake, DVM, Dipl. ACVS
A board certified surgeon, Dr. Karen Blake’s practice at BEMC focuses are equine surgery, sports medicine, and podiatry.
Gemma Cock, BVM, MRCVS, Dipl. ACVIM-LA
Dr. Gemma Cock is board certified in large animal internal medicine. She especially enjoys caring for neonatal foals.
Sabrina Cooper, DVM, AVCA
Dr. Sabrina Cooper enjoys preventive care, urgent care, and incorporating integrative therapies with Western medicine.
Jessica Evans, DVM
Dr. Jessica Evans enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and preventive care but has a particular interest in equine dentistry. She is also certified in veterinary acupuncture.
Joanne Fehr, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, CAC, CVA
With a background in surgery and lameness, Dr. Fehr now enjoys focusing on supporting horses, dogs, and cats with an integrative approach through chiropractic and acupuncture care.
Shannon Findley, DVM, Shareholder
Dr. Shannon Findley’s practice focuses on equine wellness care and reproduction. She also has a strong passion for volunteering in international veterinary medicine, a field known as equitarianism.
Wendy Krebs, DVM, Shareholder
Dr. Wendy Krebs joined Bend Equine Medical Center in 2002 and became a shareholder in 2008. Her areas of interest include surgery, sports medicine, and preventive care.
Mary Masterson, DVM
Affiliated with BEMC as a part-time associate, Dr. Mary Masterson travels the hunter-jumper show circuit much of the year and spends the winter working the show-jumping and polo seasons in Southern California.
Veterinary internships at BEMC offer recent Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Medical Doctorate graduates an opportunity to deepen their clinical experience under the guidance of our team. Please contact us if you would like more information or are interested in applying to participate in our Veterinary Internship and Externship programs.
Sarah Willsey, DVM
A 2022 Colorado State University graduate, Dr. Sarah Willsey is currently part of the BEMC internship program. Her clinical interests include lameness, wound care, dentistry, and radiology.
Veterinary Technicians, Assistants, and Staff
Sierra Baumbusch, Veterinary Assistant
Sierra joined BEMC in December 2022 as a veterinary assistant.
Susie Botts, Customer Service Representative
Susie joined BEMC in 2004 and is a familiar face to our longtime clients. She’s a lifelong animal lover who owns a small menagerie.
Ashley Clark, CVT, Technical Services Director
Ashley is a certified veterinary technician who joined BEMC in 2007 and has served as our director of technical services since 2013.
Sarah Cook, CVT, CVPM, Practice Manager, Shareholder
Sarah oversees all things related to running BEMC’s business and operations. An experienced certified veterinary technician, she also helps in the clinic when our veterinarians need an extra set of hands.
Tammy Ellenburg, Facility Assistant
Tammy joined BEMC in June 2022. In her role, she helps keep our expansive and active facility tidy and well-maintained and our stalls comfortable for our overnight equine patients.
Jennifer Harrison, Client and Patient Care Coordinator
Jennifer joined BEMC in September 2022 as a Client and Patient Care Coordinator. Before joining BEMC Jennifer worked weddings and events, and taught therapeutic riding lessons in Nevada.
Carly, Veterinary Assistant
Carly is a lifelong horseperson who joined BEMC in 2021.
Anne Hornberger, CVT
Anne is a certified veterinary technician and a lifelong horseperson. She joined BEMC in 2013.
Sommer Leipier, Veterinary Assistant
Sommer grew up on a small ranch in California and enjoys barrel racing. She has an interest in equine physical therapy and rehabilitation.
Danielle Lean, Veterinary Assistant
Danielle joined BEMC in April 2023 and is working toward becoming a certified veterinary technician (CVT).
Emily, Pharmacy Assistant
As a pharmacy technician, Emily helps organize and inventory the drugs required to run an equine hospital and small animal clinic.
Grace, Veterinary Assistant
Grace brings a lifetime of horse experience to her role assisting BEMC veterinarians with the care of our patients.
Vylla Seguin, Veterinary Assistant
Vylla spent eight years actively involved in Deschutes County 4-H. She is pursuing large animal certified veterinary technician certification.
Amy Slotte, Customer Service Representative
Amy Slotte joined BEMC in 2022 to help support our growing practice. She’s worked in customer service for more than 20 years
Courtney Smith, Veterinary Assistant
Courtney joined BEMC in June 2022 as a veterinary assistant. In her role, Courtney enjoys working with horses and being part of Central Oregon’s equestrian community.
Michelle, Inventory Manager
Michelle joined BEMC at the start of 2017 as a customer service representative. She truly enjoys getting to see a variety of animals each day at work and getting to know their owners.
Traci, CVT, CVMP, HR and Safety Coordinator
Traci enjoys helping pets through comfort, quality medicine, and care, as well as educating pet parents to help them make the best decisions for their animals.